"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Cooking Resources > Cookbooks, Software etc.
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-12-2014, 09:05 AM   #11
Head Chef
letscook's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Finger Lakes of NY
Posts: 1,861
Here is my grama's recipe that she would make for my Dad.
I asked his sister (91 yrs old) my aunt if she had gramas recipe. and she found my grama recipe in my gramas old recipe box. We laughed going thru the recipe she had in it. One was how to make tea, boil water and then put tea in water till darkness wanted.

Suet Pudding
serves 8
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup suet
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup figs
Add milk, molasses to the suet, beat in the flour and the rest of the spices, add in the fruit.
brush the side of the mold with melted fat and dust with flour
Pour mixture into mold
Steam for 3 hours serve with Lemon sauce
Lemon Sauce
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbl cornstarch
1cup boiling water
2 tbl butter
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
pinch of salt
sprinkle of nutmeg
a bit of grated lemon rind may be added
mix sugar and cornstarch add boiling water and salt
boil till thick and clear
then beat in butter, lemon juice, nutmeg and rind
serve warm

My dad told me how he couldn't wait for his mother to make this. He said it was the one day he didn't complain about going out to the coal bin in the winter to keep the stove going. My dad is 86 and remembers this fondly. I am now going to make it for him in the next week or 2. Says he hasn't had it since she died 35 yrs ago.

Forgot to mention My dad's grandparents came over from england

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching
letscook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 09:17 AM   #12
Chef Extraordinaire
Addie's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 18,767
What a good daughter you are. Fond memories continue.

Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 02:29 PM   #13
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: The Bluffs
Posts: 78
Originally Posted by menumaker View Post
I'm wondering if they were suit dumplings? If so, then that is simple. I can give you a recipe but there will be loads if you google it. I put a teaspoon of dried mixed herbs in mine or a pinch of colmans mustard powder inwith the flour. These 'dumplings' are delicious but, of course, also a grand way to " fill up" a hungry family when times were harder. Not the same as the wonderful 'Cloutie' of course but just as good on a cold winter evening with a good beef stew.
Hope this helps?
Yes, that's what I was guessing, Menumaker. Suet dumplings are delicious with stew and also with some thick veggie/barley soups.

The other savoury suet pudding that comes to mind is of course Steak and Kidney Pudding. Yum yum! (Or Kate and Sidney, as it's known in cockney London). So easy to make and so scrumptious.

Jing is offline   Reply With Quote

pudding, recipe

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:42 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.